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Wednesday: Bruce forgot what day it was and we didn't play.
Thursday: Other Bill had tests seeing if his pacemaker installation went well (it did) so we played C.J's Wednesday game
We had enough downtime for Johnny to learn Simple Healing, a Mage's spell in Glory Road and Joe went on a spirit quest an was Chosen by Odin, oh joy, oh what fun. He has a healing Power better than my (Johnny's) spell and some other stuff but I don't have to work for Odin.
Some deserters from a National Guard unit that had been fighting a big bad all the way out in Pennsylvania were doing the medieval outlaw thing and had raided a farmhouse, killing and raping, the usual. We got together what help we could and took them on, attacking when most were asleep an/or drunk. Even though they had night vision goggles and a machine-gun, we took no fatalities. None of them lived to hang but I had a rope ready.
Of the two remaining "We'll tough it out" east side of the island farm families, one is coming into the security perimeter and the other is thinking about it. The survivors of the family that was hit are, of course, coming in with us. Since they are young girls who were just mistreated, we let the Elf heal them and deal with them. Even a horn-dog like Johnny has some ethics.
 

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Trying to come up with new ways to promote the Metahumans Rising/Steel Aces Patreon so I've started a poll on Twitter.

 

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What's the cost on the Patreon?

The basic level starts at $2. This unlocks the early access, Discord server, Patreon exclusives, and campaign vault. There are higher tiers if you want to support us more, and then the premium tiers where I will write you custom content or you can cameo in the comic.
 

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One of my players, who plays a character named Sargoth, can only play in about 20% of our sessions because of his job.

In-game, the party was discussing why they haven't seen Sargoth in ages, and they decided that he must just be really good at hiding, and has actually been there all along, even though they haven't seen him in months. Yeah, that's one of those "I'm the GM and I like that theory so I'm making it canon" moments.
 

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One of my players, who plays a character named Sargoth, can only play in about 20% of our sessions because of his job.

In-game, the party was discussing why they haven't seen Sargoth in ages, and they decided that he must just be really good at hiding, and has actually been there all along, even though they haven't seen him in months. Yeah, that's one of those "I'm the GM and I like that theory so I'm making it canon" moments.
Have you seen The Gamers?
 

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Just wrapped up my Ravenloft campaign on a high note after 22 sessions, 90 hours or so. One of the best I've ever run. Feels nice.

This is also probably where I step off the Ravenloft train for good. I think over the years I've accomplished everything I've wanted to in the setting. Time for some new horizons.
 

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Cortex prime/marvel heroic started up. We are B team superheroes during the 50 states initiative, covering the eastern part of Washington. A lot of ww2 history. We have a secret base in a nearby “mountain” that hasn’t been updated since the 80s. We did a “historical mission” in the Dangerous Room where we defeated Nazis (Uber<something>soldaten) with Nixie tube backpacks and ray guns and rescued Dr Fermi from Dr Goldschlager at The B Reactor where they made plutonium.

All of our characters are randomly generated. My heterosexual life partner is a little unnerved by the narrative elements of cortex and how he cannot see how it is balanced and how the random generated characters are not mathematically balanced by the made up system someone put on the Internet, but otherwise I think it went well. His view will settle and he’ll come to acceptance - cortex’s underlying math is much more complex, and is not intuitive, but the operation requires next to none.
 

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Cortex prime/marvel heroic started up. We are B team superheroes during the 50 states initiative, covering the eastern part of Washington. A lot of ww2 history. We have a secret base in a nearby “mountain” that hasn’t been updated since the 80s. We did a “historical mission” in the Dangerous Room where we defeated Nazis (Uber<something>soldaten) with Nixie tube backpacks and ray guns and rescued Dr Fermi from Dr Goldschlager at The B Reactor where they made plutonium.

All of our characters are randomly generated. My heterosexual life partner is a little unnerved by the narrative elements of cortex and how he cannot see how it is balanced and how the random generated characters are not mathematically balanced by the made up system someone put on the Internet, but otherwise I think it went well. His view will settle and he’ll come to acceptance - cortex’s underlying math is much more complex, and is not intuitive, but the operation requires next to none.
Is heterosexual life partner the new way to say best same sex friend?
 

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Is heterosexual life partner the new way to say best same sex friend?
Yea I suppose you could say that, though in our case the relationship is pretty eerie. We have fairly different upbringings and yet complete each other’s sentences. Just very similar thought processes. That person you are almost certainly going to end up with if your spouses are not around
 

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Animal Powered 9: Octopus
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Yesterday's BF game got split into two parts, as the M-U teleported back to her keep with two of the party's henchmen to take care of the invading demon cultists while the rest of the party and the remaining henchman fought against the rakshasa and his forces. Good, tense fights on both ends, as the former was a race to try to intercept the cultists before they could kill the blind seer, while the latter involved not only defeating the enemy forces but also overcoming various traps and environmental hazards that slowed them down and depleted their resources. In the end, both teams were successful, and as the PC thief begins working on setting up a new guild in the city, the M-U is now obsessed with finding a way to take the fight directly to her demon lord enemy on his home plane.

Later that evening, our Witchcraft characters made a move against one of the vampire elders of the city, with the aid of some of the younger vampires in the city... just as the Followers Of The Mad Gods showed up to make things even more complicated. About the best that can be said is that everyone - us, vampires young and old, the immortal who we still don't have a handle on - hates the Followers, which we were able to use to our advantage somewhat.
 

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I'm playing and running in fewer games, I had to cut back for exhaustion issues, and sleep problems. My D&D died at 13the level to 20, I stopped playing a level 14 game (though I wasn't in it for but two-three sessions) and canceled an H&S2E game on Mondays before it started, and my planned early Wednesday game. Just needed more time for myself to get writing done, plus sleep.
 

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I've not been doing much as I've been mad busy with work. But I'm starting back doing some online Mork Borg. :smile:
 

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Just putting the finishing touches on my one page game The Home: Escape from Geriatric Park, a non-serious RPG with a Dream Team feel.
And it's in the resources section. Not that anyone is ever going to play it. That said, when I was talking to my teenage son a couple of days ago about playing Monster of the Week, he did say What I actually want to play is that game you were telling me about where you have to escape a old age home, so there's that I guess.
 

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I'm running 2D20 (CONAN: An Age Undreamed Of) for my main group, and running D&D 5E (Forgotten Realms) for my adolescent sons.
I'm having fun with both systems, it's taking a bit to grok 2D20, but I think I'm getting into a groove now. For me, I'm finding that the combat system in CONAN really makes D&D combat feel quite bland now,. Conversely, D&D is much less fiddily to run as a GM, so it evens out.

I'm really enjoying both games, but a part of me keeps thinking I could be running these settings in different versions of BRP instead - CONAN with Mythras, and Forgotten Realms with OpenQuest. I can definately envision my sessions flowing easier if I do this, although it's really not worth the effort porting it all over. We're having fun with it as it is, and variety is the spice of life they say.

I'm probably just itching to roll some percentile dice again, so I guess I will find a way back to BRP at some stage.
I'm considering using Mythras to run the Lyonesse setting, as there is no way I'm letting this new Lyonesse tome just be eye candy in my bookcase...
It's likely to be some time away, as we'll definately be having fun with our CONAN game for a while yet.

Lots of other real life bits & pieces going on at present to prevent too much more gaming time, but hopefully may be a bit more freed up later in the year.
 
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So we played our fourth session of Masks of Nyarlathotep last Saturday afternoon, second session of the New York chapter. Unfortunately the GM will be off to sea within the next few weeks so we won't be playing Masks again for four months, give or take.

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I've offered the two other players to run something for them in the mean time, provided I manage to get into the spirit of reading & prep. As the GM was the one picking me up and driving me to our playing location and back home I would now have to travel by public transport, which I really don't want to do until our government's vaccination program has progressed some more. I could invite the two players to our place, though that gets crowded easily. So yeah, we're not quite decided yet.
 
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Steel Aces 20: History Lesson
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Playing a historical pirates game with the kids, but I think my daughter is anti-balance.

Me: So what do you want to be?
Son: A guy who's good with a longsword!
Daughter: ........a psychic GOD!!!
And if he doesn't mind, they've both Got It Right:thumbsup:!

I no longer think spamming my products, which are available for sale and require no backing or investment, is the least bit improper.
It never was, I told you...well, as long as you don't crop up in every single thread to recommend your game. But you're not doing that.
And it's not like we don't buy RPGs here, or mind learning about new ones we could buy:grin:!
 

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I didn't run Basic Fantasy yesterday, as half of the teens weren't going to be available. I suppose I could have run a one-shot for the other half that was available, but I've done a lot of afternoon-and-evening gaming for a while, so I just opted to take the afternoon off, so I would be fresh for playing later in the evening.

So of course our Witchcraft GM messages the rest of us about a half hour before we would begun, saying that she had had a bitch of a work week, and that she really wasn't in the right headspace to try to run something, and she really just wanted to roll some dice and kill some things, and could someone else please run something instead?

So I would up running a Stay Frosty one-shot, specifically using the same scenario I ran for some of the teens last year. It amuses me that, while they did succeed in their mission, two of the four PCs didn't survive, which means the teens have bragging rights in terms of which group fared better.
 

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Our Cthulhu GM has decided to limit his RPG buying to three games: Call of Cthulhu (classic 1920s era), Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E and Mongoose Traveller 2E. Being a completist, he hopes to limit his spending somewhat this way.
 

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Our Cthulhu GM has decided to limit his RPG buying to three games: Call of Cthulhu (classic 1920s era), Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E and Mongoose Traveller 2E. Being a completist, he hopes to limit his spending somewhat this way.

A completist will leave themself no choice. I know a guy who had one fishing boat and a wife. Now, he has three fishing boats and a "utility cruiser." whatever that is, and no wife. He coulda been an RPG completist for a lot less money.
 

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C.J's Wednesday game had an unexpected ending. He HAD us, away form our base of operations, with no vehicle. But he let us fight our way through Hellacious monsters and get home. He's getting soft. I could not run my Thursday game but feel better now.

Working on: a biography of a player-character, Krunch Muskrat, a goblin that Bruce played in the late Eighties, early Nineties. He is a decent sort of fellow but no attempt is made to shoehorn him into a "good" alignment and the horrors of goblin/hobgoblin society in that setting are not ignored before his escape from it..
 

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Our Cthulhu GM has decided to limit his RPG buying to three games: Call of Cthulhu (classic 1920s era), Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E and Mongoose Traveller 2E. Being a completist, he hopes to limit his spending somewhat this way.
I don't think that's actually real cheap, either, but please relate him my commendations for a good taste in games to run:thumbsup:!

C.J's Wednesday game had an unexpected ending. He HAD us, away form our base of operations, with no vehicle. But he let us fight our way through Hellacious monsters and get home. He's getting soft.
Getting soft is a danger stalking all GMs:shade:!

I didn't run Basic Fantasy yesterday, as half of the teens weren't going to be available. I suppose I could have run a one-shot for the other half that was available, but I've done a lot of afternoon-and-evening gaming for a while, so I just opted to take the afternoon off, so I would be fresh for playing later in the evening.

So of course our Witchcraft GM messages the rest of us about a half hour before we would begun, saying that she had had a bitch of a work week, and that she really wasn't in the right headspace to try to run something, and she really just wanted to roll some dice and kill some things, and could someone else please run something instead?

So I would up running a Stay Frosty one-shot, specifically using the same scenario I ran for some of the teens last year. It amuses me that, while they did succeed in their mission, two of the four PCs didn't survive, which means the teens have bragging rights in terms of which group fared better.
Go, teens:grin:!
 

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Not even First Aid skills?
Stay Frosty doesn't have a skill system. Your MOS gives you Advantage on the stuff you're trained in. Of course, a character can still use a medpack... if they have one. Which they didn't, since none of them had Medical as their MOS (there's a chance for any given character that they might have one as part of their randomly rolled extra piece of equipment, but none of them got one on their roll).

I think Séadna Séadna once crunched the numbers on just how much a medpack can be used to heal on average before it runs out. It's signigficant.
 

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Stay Frosty doesn't have a skill system. Your MOS gives you Advantage on the stuff you're trained in. Of course, a character can still use a medpack... if they have one. Which they didn't, since none of them had Medical as their MOS (there's a chance for any given character that they might have one as part of their randomly rolled extra piece of equipment, but none of them got one on their roll).

I think Séadna Séadna once crunched the numbers on just how much a medpack can be used to heal on average before it runs out. It's signigficant.
Ah well, major mistake then:smile:!
 

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Stay Frosty doesn't have a skill system. Your MOS gives you Advantage on the stuff you're trained in. Of course, a character can still use a medpack... if they have one. Which they didn't, since none of them had Medical as their MOS (there's a chance for any given character that they might have one as part of their randomly rolled extra piece of equipment, but none of them got one on their roll).

I think Séadna Séadna once crunched the numbers on just how much a medpack can be used to heal on average before it runs out. It's signigficant.
I'm sure you've seen this with the games you've run, but yeah Stay Frosty I think retains enough of a D&D structure via Black Hack to have some fairly rapid scaling.

Starting off PCs are perfect for grunts that get mowed down, but after a level or two (and as you point out especially with a medic and ramp up the tension) they quickly go from marines from Alien to demon slaying marines from DOOM who slay hordes.

For those curious general comments here:

Some comments on the tension system, vehicles and medics here:

Black Hack is probably my favourite "quick fun and hackable game". I saw this with Stay Frosty already, but especially after Fenris-77 Fenris-77 's Cobblefell game.
 

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May the Fourth, Part 1: “Sabers”
For some, today is a special day, so what better way to celebrate than swords! Specifically, laser swords with pretty colors! Here's our take on the lightsaber.

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